100 Favorite Dishes: No. 45, Pig Ate My Pizza's hog tots
As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes.
Get your fork in some pork at Pig Ate My Pizza
The tater tot-shaped potato croquettes are stuffed with cheese and smoky ham and delicately deep-fried, just long enough to create an encapsulating crust but not so long that the center cooks through completely. That way the outside is hot and crisp and the inside creamy and rich, like some sort of savory profiterole. The hog tots are served in a long, narrow dish lined with a mellow whole grain mustard sauce for double-dipping. Remember that leftover pizza is one of man's greatest luxuries and then you won't feel bad in the event that you fill up completely on these porky appetizers.
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